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Oct 29, 2021
Big Fat Deal: $13 million for a spooky mystery mansion in Shaughnessy
Nathan Caddell

Address: 1678 Somerset Crescent, Vancouver Price: $12,880,000 Listing: R2410683 The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 5,380-square-foot house on a 25,043-square-foot lot The bling: It’s almost Halloween, so we at BFD have an obligation to feature a haunted house of some sort. Although we couldn’t find a home currently for sale in...

Oct 29, 2021
G&F Financial Group and Aldergrove Credit Union: Joining Forces
Jessica Kirby

BC Business + G&F Financial Group Challenged by economic uncertainty, the global digital transformation, and heightened consumer expectations, the Canadian financial services industry is forever changing the way people bank. A merger between G&F Financial Group* and Aldergrove Credit Union brings two like minded, community focused institutions together to address these pressing issues. “Merging...

Oct 28, 2021
Going On 30: United & Free Skincare puts on a brave face through three-year rebrand
Nathan Caddell

“It’s been sort of a wild ride,” says Brandon Morrison over the phone. Fair enough. The last time we talked, Morrison and I were on the conference floor of a swanky downtown hotel where he was being celebrated as one of BCBusiness’ 2018 30 Under...

Oct 28, 2021
Q&A: Ken Peacock and David Williams talk inflation, immigration, supply chains—and Canada's debt problem
Nick Rockel

There’s an old saying that two heads are better than one. That turned out to be true when we chatted with Ken Peacock and David Williams about the province’s economic prospects. Peacock is chief economist and senior vice-president with the Business...

Oct 28, 2021
Thinking Forward
Jessica Kirby

BC Business + Earnscliffe Strategies Earnscliffe Strategies’ story is one of organic and conscious growth over the past several years. “At our core are curiosity and research, whether that means qualitative or quantitative public opinion research or best practices in strategic communications, or understanding government relations,” says CEO, Craig Robinson. “It all...

Oct 27, 2021
Pacific Trader: Why Aurinia Pharmaceuticals is the belle of the biotech ball
Michael McCullough

Victoria’s Aurinia Pharmaceuticals set itself the audacious goal of becoming an integrated pharmaceuticals company and took a big step in that direction last January when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug Lupkynis for treating lupus nephritis. Now the fulfillment of that dream is in doubt though. Bloomberg reported on Oct. 25 that Bristol Myers Squibb Co. has expressed interest in acquiring the biotech firm.

Oct 26, 2021
Longtime Burnaby activist Mark Angelo goes back to basics with The Little Creek That Could
Nathan Caddell

Mark Angelo remembers starting work at BCIT several decades ago, in the institution’s early days, and being excited to check out Guichon Creek. The renowned rivers activist eventually chaired the school’s Rivers Institute and founded World Rivers Day—celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every September. But on that...

Oct 26, 2021
Women entrepreneurs reluctant to access financial support: survey
Pallavi Rao

As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t tough enough, many Canadian women entrepreneurs have been going it alone financially. That’s one of the takeaways from a national survey of female business owners by Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), which found that more...

Oct 25, 2021
Going On 30: Brianna Blaney’s newest company pockets big deal
Nathan Caddell

You always hear that in business, failure breeds success. Although the former wasn’t exactly in Brianna Blaney’s nature, it played a key role in her journey. A few years ago, Blaney was profiled in this magazine for her stewardship of Envol Strategies, the recruitment disruptor...

Oct 21, 2021
The Future of Mobility: These innovative B.C. companies are showing the world better, greener ways to get around
By the Editors

Mobility is looking different these days. Everywhere you turn, it seems, there’s a new mode of transport whizzing past you, whether it’s an electric car on the street or an e-scooter on the sidewalk. But where are things headed? “It’s an...

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